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Post-Christmas, New Year Festivities, Covid Cases Rising In Rural Mizoram

Jan 13, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

Mizoram on Thursday reported 1,054 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday and 299 of them were from Aizawl district.

COVID-19: Delhi Sees 17-Fold Rise In Number Of Containment Zones Since January 1

Jan 13, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

"Every district magistrate (DM) has to assess the situation in the area. At times, even if there is a single case in a household, the DMs declare it a containment zone if there is a high rate of infection in that area," said a senior government official.


Covid-Spike In Haryana: Over 3k Newly Infected Including Ajay Chautala

Amid the sharp rise in Covid cases, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday said the state is braced up with adequate arrangements to contain the virus spread.

Bengal Imposes Travel And Workplace Restrictions Amidst COVID Surge

Jan 02, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

"All government and private offices will function with 50 per cent workforce. Work from home will be encouraged as far as possible," Chief Secretary HK Dwivedi said.


Covid-19: Maharashtra Witnesses Case Spike; 3900 New Infections Including 85 Omicron Cases

Covid-19: Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope has expressed concern over the rising number of cases in the state. Mumbai also recorded a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases with new 2,510 infections.

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28 December, 2021

Covid-19 Restrictions In Delhi: DDMA Orders Gyms, Schools, Colleges, Cinemas To Be Closed

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Public transport is also affected in Delhi as Metro and buses have been instructed to operate at 50% capacity. Yellow alert has been sounded in the city under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP).


26 December, 2021

Omicron Scare: Karnataka Govt To Impose Night Curfew From 28th December

PTI

Rising number of cases due to the Omicron variant of coronavirus has led the Karnataka government to impose a night curfew for 10 days from December 28. The timings will be from 10 PM to 5 AM.


24 December, 2021

Omicron Update In India: 122 Cases Recorded In 24 Hours, Active Covid-19 Cases Decline

PTI

As the Omicron is on the rise, 122 new cases of the contagious variant of Covid-19 were recorded in the last 24 hours, the highest rise ever. On the other hand, active coronavirus cases in the country declined to 77,516.


23 December, 2021

Allahabad HC Urges Poll Body, PM Modi To Delay UP Elections, Ban Election Rallies Over Omicron

Outlook Web Desk

'If rallies are not stopped, the consequences would be more dire than second wave,' the Allahabad High Court requested the Election Commission to postpone the upcoming UP elections by two months in view of the rising incidents of Omicron infection.


16 December, 2021

UP Govt Says No One Died Due To Lack Of Oxygen In Covid-19 Second Wave

PTI

The Uttar Pradesh government told the state legislative council that the death certificates made no mention of 'death due to lack of oxygen' in any of the 22,915 patients that died due to the pandemic.


26 November, 2021

Super Mutant Covid Variant Will Reduce Vaccine's Efficacy To 40%

Outlook Web Desk

The new "super mutant" Covid variant has more transmissible capability than the Delta variant and the vaccines that the world currently have may be significantly less effective against it.


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24 November, 2021

Covid-19 Update India: Active Cases Lowest in 537 Days, New Cases Below 10k

Outlook Web Desk

Coronavirus Update India: India recorded 9,823 new Covid-19 infections in 24 hours. Active cases declined to 1,11,481, the lowest in 537 days. 437 new deaths due to the viral infection have been recorded.


04 November, 2021

Covid-19 Spikes Ahead Of Diwali But Active Cases Remain Lowest In 253 Days

Outlook Web Desk

With only 1,48,579 active Covid-19 cases in the country, the count is the lowest in 252 days. As Indians are gearing up to socialize on Diwali, the Covid-19 situation in India is better than that of the last year.


27 October, 2021

Covid-19: Post-Durga Puja Surge In Cases Leaves West Bengal Authorities Alarmed

Outlook Web Desk

The authorities are likely to increase Covid-19 restrictions across West Bengal once again in a bid to stop the current surge in infections.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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